Mom Monday-Choose the Bigger Life

31 Aug

I was listening to a podcast recently where the host gave a piece of advice that I haven’t been able to shake, “when you’re torn between doing something or not, choose the bigger life.”


As a stay-at-home mom to my two delightful little girls, I have a lot of control over how we spend our days. And recently as I found myself faced with choices as to how to spend our time, the words “lead a bigger life” echoed in my mind. But what does that mean?

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For me, living a bigger life is fully enjoying my girls’ childhood. It means building memories as a family. All of these small, day-to-day moments add up to something big and beautiful.


For me, living the bigger life means saying “yes!”

Yes to an extra stop at the park. Yes to a family road trip. Yes to wearing princess slippers to the grocery store. Yes to packing up dinner to eat outside. Yes to pushing back nap time to finish building a toy zoo. Yes to getting messy. Yes to breaking routine.


Sure, my days may look a bit more hectic, but in-between the chaos and mayhem, there is laughter, joy, and irreplaceable memories with my girls.

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Babyhood, toddlerhood, childhood – it all flies! From one mom to another, I hope you choose the bigger life.


I’m Joanna – cupcake lover, fitness fanatic, and DIY junkie! I’m a stay-at-home mama to my two sweet girls Eleanor and Everly. Follow me on my journey toward a healthier, more well-rounded life. Life is what you make it – and I’m MakingmineChoose the bigger life at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad


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